karin miller is a south african artist and graphic designer. to generate images of outstanding quality, karin miller combines traditional artwork skills and photography with modern technology. creating a fusion of past and present, personal and public, karin miller has developed a unique style that exudes a rich eclecticism, playfulness, quirky humour and the post-modern element of neo-baroque. each facet of the image is carefully chosen and placed to form unexpected combinations and compositions.
sometimes she explains I spend days looking for a haunting face in an old photograph, or a beautiful pattern in an antique print.her tactic is to transform the everyday into something captivating. with meticulous attention to detail, she can convey theatrical flamboyance, splashes of parody or just about any mood or setting. nonetheless, her work often subtly suggests a uniquely south african ambience.karin miller is currently signed exclusively to focus contemporary | fine young art, has two series on show. her first series 'african venus' often centres around a single figure - be in political, cultural or societal. within this series, she captures the essence of south african history in typical karin tongue-in-cheek fashion. her second series 'african mandala' reflects the buddhist ideologies of energy, which is expressed as a circle - energy has no beginning or end. in this series, she take this idea and gives it a very south african flavour, playing on our colonial past, apartheid past and democratic present. lots of humour, colour and character invade the canvases.